BSJ and NCRA order recall of Fire-Hazard Fans

The Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) / National Compliance and Regulatory Authority (NCRA) are issuing an immediate recall of all 18″ standing fans, with the brand name VideoCon bearing the model number: VC-1881PP, which were imported by VideoCon Trading Limited located at 65-67 Orange Street, Kingston. While undergoing abnormal operation and overload tests in the BSJ laboratory, the fan motors burnt in both situations. 

Persons who have purchased the VideoCon brand of fans are being advised to check for model number: VC-1881PP and any person in possession of any of these fans are advised to stop using them immediately and return same to the point of purchase, as these are a safety hazard.

Consumers with queries may contact the BSJ between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. by calling 876-618-1534, 876-632-4275, or 876-926-3140, or by email at info@bsj.org.jm.

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Announcing the 3rd Edition of WRITIVITY

The National Gallery of Jamaica (NGJ) is pleased to announce the staging of the fourth edition of its educational workshop, WRITIVITY, which begins on Monday, August 13 and will continue until Friday, August 17, 2018. Inaugurated in 2015, the WRITIVITY workshop is designed for Grade 10 – 11 students, who are preparing to sit Visual Arts examinations for the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC). The workshop is coordinated by NGJ’s Education Department and forms part of the gallery’s summer educational programming. The main goal of WRITIVITY is to assist students with the development of their visual arts reflective journal, which is a key component of CSEC’s School-Based Assessment (SBA) submission. By participating in this programme, students will be taught how to properly prepare entries for the journal, analyze art pieces and conduct art-related research, within sessions that utilize the NGJ’s art collection and document resources.

Registration for the WRITIVITY programme is free and there is also limited space for participants, as such interested persons should make contact with the National Gallery’s Education Department as soon as is possible via the following telephone numbers: 876 922 – 1561/3 (Lime landline), or 876 618 – 0654/ 5 (Digicel fixed line).

All activities for WRITIVITY will be held at the National Gallery of Jamaica from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

A link to the WRITIVITY Time Table can be accessed here.

PRESS RELEASE: – NHMJ – IOJ JAMAICAN GANJA: SETTING the RECORD STRAIGHT

 

February 6, 2018

NHMJ – IOJ   JAMAICAN GANJA: SETTING the RECORD STRAIGHT

 

The Natural History Museum of Jamaica (NHMJ), a division of the Institute of Jamaica (IOJ), takes pleasure in inviting you to a Public Forum on ganja for media personnel, to be staged on February 26, 2018 at the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) Auditorium at 6:30 p.m.

 

Jamaica has had a long and interesting history of un-official as well as official involvement with the Cannabis plant. In recent years there has been an upsurge of interest globally in the medicinal and recreational use of the plant, and this has stimulated a multi-billion dollar industry.

 

Given the surging interest and enthusiasm there have been claims, counterclaims and misinformation. The NHMJ firmly believes that the Media has a critical role to play in setting the record straight and the general education of listeners and readers. It is in this regard that we are staging the Public Forum especially for the Media:

Title: JAMAICAN GANJA – SETTING the RECORD STRAIGHT

Venue: PCJ Auditorium

Date: Monday, February 26, 2018

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Moderator: Professor Ronald Young

 

We have assembled a powerful line up of knowledgeable speakers to cover the following topics:

  1. Wayne McLaughlin (CARITOX/UWI): Current Laboratory Research Findings on Jamaican Ganja
  2. Hawthorne Watson (Former Head of SRC): Pioneer Research and Government’s Involvement Starting in the 1960’s
  3. Lilyclaire Bellamy, Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO): IPR Issues and Challenges
  4. Kathie Lennon, Ganja Growers and Producers Association (GGPA): Farming Practices, Strains and the UN Alternate Development Programme for Ganja in Jamaica
  5. Professor Wendell Abel: A Psychiatrist’s Perspective
  6. Lisa Dawes: Pioneering work at a Rural Hospital
  7. Cannabis Licensing Authority: Licensing Status and Issues

In addition we have invited other resource personnel from the GGPA and the Cannabis Commercial Council as well as recipients of Provisional Licences to participate.

 

Each panelist will be allowed a seven-minute presentation. A “Question and Answer Session” is scheduled to take place after all presentations have been concluded.

 

We look forward to your affirmative response as together we seek to set the record straight and advance the interest of Jamaicans in this lucrative industry.

 

FREE ADMISSION

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General Contact information: Mrs. Tracy Commock, Director – Natural History Museum of Jamaica (NHMJ); e-mail: info@nhmj-ioj.org.jm, Phone: (876)948-8116 / (876) 922-0620/6

 

NLJ's 2016 Distinguished Lecture

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Save the DATE: Sunday, October 2, 2016

NLJ’s 2016 Distinguished Lecture

Title: Una Marson : Animating the archive of an extraordinary life.

Presenter – Alison Donnell, Professor of Modern Literatures in English, University of Reading, UK.

Stuff To Do This Summer – TalkTank

In this week’s vlog, we talk about what you can possibly do this summer, to occupy your time. Thanks to the UTech, Ja Students’ Union. Hosted by Craig McNally.

TalkTank is the number one vlog that provides tons of great advice and information to build life skills.

Each week TalkTank, hosted by Craig McNally, uploads great life skills information and advice. TalkTank is the number joint to find life hacks, little life cheats that will get you ahead. If this is your first time inside the Tank, thanks for dropping by. For more great life skills information and advice, be sure you subscribe to TalkTank. And don’t forget to LIKE n SHARE TalkTank with your social network. Thanks you for your support!

Thanks for watching TalkTank! ❤

My contact email: thetalktank@gmail.com

*The views expressed in this vlog are strictly my own, and in no way reflects the views of my employer.

Work and Travel Programme Pt. 1 – Not Cheap, BUT Worth Every Penny! – TalkTank

Work & Travel Programme – Not Cheap, BUT Worth Every Penny!

In this week’s TalkTank vlog, I talk with Marvin Moulton about the various costs involved in going on the work and travel (or work and study) programme. The Among the cost involved include the J1 Visa fee, police report, insurance, airline ticket as well as rent, food and transportation costs.

Here is a list of companies, approved to facilitate the summer work and travel/study programme:
http://www.mlss.gov.jm/download/Emplo…

Contact at UTech Ja, University of Technology, Jamaica Career and Placement Unit:
https://www.utech.edu.jm/offices/Care…
Contact at the UWI (University of the West Indies) Placement and Career Services:
http://www.mona.uwi.edu/placement/ove…

The TalkTank is the number one vlog that provides tons of great advice and information to build life skills.

Each week TalkTank, hosted by Craig McNally, uploads great life skills information and advice. TalkTank is the number joint to find life hacks, little life cheats that will get you ahead. If this is your first time inside the TalkTank, hosted by Craig McNally, thanks for dropping by. For more great life skills information and advice, be sure you subscribe to TalkTank. And don’t forget to LIKE n SHARE TalkTank with your social network. TalkTank, hosted by Craig McNally, thanks you for your support!

Thanks for watching TalkTank! ❤

My contact email: thetalktank@gmail.com

*The views expressed in this vlog are strictly my own, and in no way reflect the views of my employer.

BOOK REVIEW: A Brief History of 7 Killings by Marlon James

My book club picked A Brief History of 7 Killings as our most recent featured book mostly because it won the Man Booker Prize for 2015 and it appeared to be about Bob Marley. Initially we almost immediately regretted it and I think I am one of only two of the six of us that actually finished it. I realise that this makes it sound like this is going to be a negative review. It’s not. It is going to be a challenging one though since Marlon James’ latest novel is a very challenging book.

 

Source: BOOK REVIEW: A Brief History of 7 Killings by Marlon James